World Aquaculture Society Calendar of Events

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November 2019
Location: Shanghai Ocean University, Lingang campus, 999 Hu Cheng Huan Road, Shanghai 201306, China
GIANT PRAWN 2019 is the fifth Conference in the series, GIANT PRAWN founded by Michael New, OBE. The first of these conferences was held in Bangkok in 1980, and the most recent one (GIANT PRAWN 2017) was organized jointly by Krishna R.Salin at the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management Program of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand. GIANT PRAWN 2019 is the latest conference in this series on the farming of Macrobrachium spp., jointly organized by AIT and Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU). The Conference will be held at the SHOU Lingang campus, Shanghai, China from 15 - 18 November 2019. Deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission will close by 31 July 2019.
Location: HERRADURA CONVENTION CENTER (Wyndham) San José, Costa Rica
LACQUA19 will be the 2019 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Following upon the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA19 will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Costa Rica and Central America.

LACQUA19 will be held in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is the safest country in the región and with an enviable biodiversity. Costa Rica makes a great venue for LACQUA19. Aquaculture in Costa Rica is characterized by tilapia crops and other species such as shrimp and marine species.

The conference will be held in three languages for spoken and written materials. The conference will include all major aquatic species cultured in Costa Rica and the other LACC countries with a special focus on tilapia, trout, shrimp and marine species.
There will be an exhibition of aquaculture suppliers from around the world displaying the latest in equipment, supplies and services. As well as national entities.
February 2020
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Aquaculture America 2020
Aquaculture America Moves Across the Pacific
Aquaculture America combines the US Aquaculture Society, Chapter of WAS, National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association as well as many other Aquaculture groups. Holding the meeting in Hawaii allows Aquaculture America to reach across the Pacific to share with aquaculture throughout the Asian Pacific region. Don’t miss this meeting in Paradise!

Hawaii is a destination known and loved around the world. With the meeting in Waikiki on Oahu Island, you can almost walk out of your session and onto the beach! The Hawaii Convention Center is a beautiful convention facility capturing the beauty and charm of the islands with a superior meeting and exhibition space. Be sure to schedule time before or after the conference to visit the other islands of Hawaii which are very much less developed and offer a wide variety of different forms of Paradise! Whether your interest is volcanoes, nightlife, beaches, lush forests, sports, ocean activities or even the stars - the islands of Hawaii can provide a fantastic, memorable experience. Be sure to visit Maui, Kuaui, Hawaii, Molokai or Lanai for the experience of a lifetime.
March 2020
Location: The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Thailand, Bangkok
The AEM AQUA 2020 team is the premier brings together a unique and International mix of experts, like aquaculture engineers, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to its world aquaculture conference, aquaculture is understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, the production gains from various regions of the world and the share that comes from aquaculture. Aquaculture plays an important role in ensuring a sufficient supply of nutritious food to feed the world’s growing population. However, this requires a corresponding increase in the feed supply. The presentations at this conference are international in scope and include the latest in latest technologies in Aqua business, the innovative methods, the most recent techniques and new research systems, developments, and the newest updates in Aquaculture , incident response and prevention, vulnerability analysis, and related aspects of new technologies, diseases, etc. Additionally, these events serve as the foundation for the improvement of worldwide collaborations and interactions via the sharing of viewpoints, ideas.
Location: London, UK
Meetings international officially welcomes all the participants from all over the world to attend 4th International conference on Aquaculture and Marine Biology scheduled in London, UK during March 23-24, 2020.The point of Aqua 2020 is to unite Scientists, Researchers, teachers, Business delegates, students and research associates to tell about their experience and knowledge and also about the research they are working on, The main theme of the conference is ADVANCING TOWARDS AN ENVIRONMENT-RESISTANT AQUACULTURE
Location: BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand will once again hold it's popular international conference "Aquafeed Horizons Asia" in Bangkok, Thailand as part of the combined Victam Asia grain and feed industries trade show and VIV Health & Nutrition Asia Trade Fair and Forum. The theme of the 13th in the series of international conferences for the commercial aquafeed industry will be Current Trends and Future Developments in Aquaculture Feeds, focusing on what aquafeed producers should know and practical steps they can take to ensure they are not left behind as the industry moves forward.
May 2020
Location: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland, UK
Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles. The show has a tremendous following and with continued investment it promises to reach even further across the broader aquaculture market, both in the UK and into Europe. Firmly establishing it as an important and truly international trade venue for the aquaculture industry. Over three days Aquaculture UK offers a valuable opportunity to network, discover new products and meet decision makers. No other UK event provides aquaculture professionals with such direct access to suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Magnus Group takes great pleasure to invite you for “World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference” (WAC 2020) scheduled on May 20-21, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. WAC 2020 is the premier event that brings together a unique and international mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the world to exchange their knowledge, expertise and research innovations in Aquaculture and Fisheries, Sustainability in Aquaculture, Aquaculture Nutrition, Fish Genetics & Biotechnology , Fisheries Science, Marine Science and Marine Biologist , Fish Farming Techniques , Aquaculture Engineering , Disease Diagnosis & Management , Mariculture and Seaweed Culture and many more topics.
June 2020
Location: Singapore
WORLD AQUACULTURE 2020 will be held in Singapore with involvement from countries throughout the Asian-Pacific region and around the world. Aquaculture is rapidly growing in the Asian-Pacific region and increasingly being integrated into the Singapore food systems; therefore 2020 is the perfect time for the world aquaculture community to focus on Singapore.

A major international trade show at WORLD AQUACULTURE 2020 is the place to learn about the latest aquaculture technologies presented by exhibitors from around the world.
August 2020
Location: St. John's Convention Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Joint meeting of Aquaculture Association of Canada, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association and World Aquaculture Society
November 2020
Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
The annual international conference and trade fair on Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology.
February 2022
Location: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center , San Diego, California USA
Triennial Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with WAS, Fish Culture Section, AFS, National Shellfisheries Association, U.S. Aquaculture Society, National Aquaculture Association and Aquaculture Suppliers Association
Location: Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Int’l Annual Conference & Exposition with U.S. Chapter, WAS, National Aquaculture Association and U.S. Suppliers Association
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